Posted by joconner
on October 6, 2005 at 2:38 PM PDT
Waiting on my faxed contributor agreement to be approved, I have lots to do before I can actually contribute a bug fix.
Two days ago I faxed my contributor agreement to gain "contributor" status for the Mustang project. This step is necessary to fully participate in Java SE 6 (Mustang) development. Those Mustang guys have lots of work on their hands, so it's still way too early to expect a response.
Speaking of "expectations," the participation instructions don't mention how long it should take to gain contributor status. I suppose it's a case by case task for each potential contributor. So, I don't really know what to expect for a response. However, most businesses ask for 5-10 business days, so I think that's probably reasonable in this case too...right?
In the meantime, there is a lot of work to do. I have to find a bug, fix it, and prep it for submission. The complete process isn't as simple as some might want, but it doesn't seem too bad either. I found a process map that might interest you. I'm just at the beginning.